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Cistus x argenteus Dans.

Key facts

Parentage: C. laurifolius x C. x canescens (triple hybrid)
Flower colour: pink or white
Flower diameter: 5 – 6cm
Height & Spread: variable
Habit: upright or rounded
Notes
Cultivars: ‘Peggy Sammons’ is upright, vigorous, with purple-pink petals (RHS Colour Chart ref. 80C); ‘Blushing Peggy Sammons’ is a sport with deep magenta petals (RHS Colour Chart ref. 74B/71D); ‘Paper Moon’ is a pure white sport; ‘Stripey’ is another sport from ‘Peggy Sammons’ with petals variably striped pink and white (RHS Colour Chart ref. 80D/80C/75C/155C); ‘Silver Pink’ has cupped flowers of a lovely apricot-pink (RHS Colour Chart ref. 55B); very floriferous, but can exhaust itself with flowering; ‘Silver Ghost’ is a white or palest pink sport from ‘Silver Pink’.

Peggy Sammons

‘Peggy Sammons’

Silver Pink

‘Silver Pink’

Blushing PS

‘Blushing Peggy Sammons’

Silver Ghost

‘Silver Ghost’

Stripey

‘Stripey’

 

Variegation: ‘Golden Treasure’ is a variegated sport of ‘Peggy Sammons’; see page on variegation.